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Ricoh Launching New Book Publishing Event

January 31, 2012

At the Next Chapter, Diskey will lead a discussion on the U.S. educational publishing market and the various challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

• Dave White, vice president, Quark

White joined Quark in November 2008 as vice president of alliances and emerging technology. With nearly two decades in the publishing software industry, he is responsible for leading the development of Quark’s strategic partnerships and identifying business opportunities across the company’s desktop and enterprise business. With extensive knowledge of a broad range of science and technology, White has helped define XML standards and has spoken at a variety of publishing conferences.

White will talk about the current and future technologies for the book publishing industry.

• Jim Lichtenberg, president, Lightspeed
Since the early 1990s, Lichtenberg has been consulting and writing about the evolution of the Internet, information technology, and digital books. As president of Lightspeed, he provides strategic counsel to clients in general business and book publishing including: The Conference Board, The Book Manufacturers Institute, Dell, Lightning Source, Houghton Mifflin, the American Library Association and the National Information Standards Organization. As a board member of the Book Industry Study Group, Lichtenberg is leading an industry effort to assess the potential of RFID technology in the publishing value chain.

During the conference, Lichtenberg will provide insight into various publishing trends, workflow issues, and e-content debates.

• Marco Boer, vice president, IT Strategies
Boer is a trusted consultant to the digital industry and focuses on product planning for graphics, transaction, and publishing printers as well as emerging industrial digital printing applications. Prior to joining IT Strategies, he was manager of International Data Corporation’s (IDC) Printer Market Research service.

During his session at The Next Chapter, Boer will discuss the current state of today’s book industry and reveal his thoughts regarding its direction for the upcoming year.

About RPPS
A key division of Ricoh Company, Ltd., Ricoh Print Production Solutions (RPPS) focuses on delivering highly complex, data-driven hardware, software, solutions and services to high volume production print environments.

About Ricoh
Ricoh Co. specializes in technology and services that transform high-volume, document-intensive business processes into more efficient ones. This is achieved through Ricoh’s expertise in Managed Document Services, Production Printing, Office Solutions and IT Services. By working with Ricoh, businesses can streamline the way they work, become more efficient and profitable, and share knowledge more effectively within their organizations. Ricoh’s worldwide operation covers more than 200 countries and areas in the Americas, Europe, Asia Pacific, China and Japan.

Source: RPPS.


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